EDFD471 - Assessment Practices and Evaluation
This unit provides the context for pre–service teachers to develop a deep understanding of major assessment concepts and gain relevant skills in classroom assessment. Assessment is viewed as an integral component of the process of learning and teaching and pertains to a content area as well as the literacy and numeracy essential to achievement in that content area. Pre–service teachers will be provided with opportunities through lectures, discussions and tutorials to develop their skills in gathering informal and formal information about students learning, analysing and interpreting such information and using it to facilitate and communicate informed decisions about continual improvement in teaching practices, assessment and learning. Pre–service teachers will be exposed to effective ways of using classroom information to provide feedback and reporting to students, parents, and other stakeholders in the educational process.